Management Research Methods (Online)

Management Research Methods (Online)

Year: 2018-19
Course code: MGT4090
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 2
Course co-ordinator
: Mr Paul Hunter
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Business & Management.
Available to visiting students: No
Contact for more information: Cherisse McLaren

Course description

The course develops critical awareness of the principles, methods and techniques of management research for Honours students in Management. The course was designed to meet the needs of exchange students and is delivered online.


This course aims to:

  • develop critical awareness of the principles, methods, tools and techniques of management enquiry;
  • enhance student skills regarding research design, research strategy and qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • prepare students for independent management research.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able:

  1. Critically engage with current management research and scholarship
  2. Perform a literature search and write a literature review on a selected management topic
  3. Compare, contrast and critically evaluate principal research designs in management
  4. Explore ethical issues in management research practice
  5. Outline the steps involved in the design and implementation of small independent research projects.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures: 2hrs online introductory lecture
Weekly Schedule of Online learning sessions: 2 hrs x 9 weeks

Please refer to MyCampus for timetable.


An assignment of 4,000 words (100%)